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Sep 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
y: tonigy: tonight, the president asks for patience and a second term. ar barack obama prepares to accept the nomination, we put this question to the first lady- do you think there's a reasonable chance that your husband could lose this election? reports from nancy cordes, norah o'donnell, and bob schieffer. the stock market soars to heights not seen since perfect the-- before the great recession. masoony mason tells us why. mark strassmann on the reincarnation of isaac, and the d orm's oily legacy on the gulf coast. and mark phills with bradley snyder. he lost something precious in the war but back home, he found something priceless. >> to be able to hop in the pool, it gives me an immense amount of confidence moving sorward into life. captioning sponsored by cbs hehis is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley, live from the democratic national convention. >> pelley: good evening. legh stakes here tonight for the president of the united states as he tries for a breakout moment in this dead-heat race mir the white house. barack obama will accept the nomination of his party, but u
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Sep 9, 2012 8:30am PDT
quote >> there will be more of scott's interview with president obama all this week on the "cbs evening news" and scott will be back later in the broadcast for a preview of tonight's "60 minutes." for reaction to president obama, we talked to congressman paul ryan from a campaign stop in fresno, california. congressman, thanks for joining us. >> good to be with you, norah. >> you heard the president say it. he said he is more than happy to work with republicans. are you more than happy to work with him? >> well, i have been more than happy to work with him, but he hasn't been acting like that. you know, what we learned in this presidency, he says one thing and does another. he gave us four budgets, norah, each of which had trillion-dollar deficits, none of which ever, ever proposed to actually balance the budget. his allies in the senate haven't even given us a budget for three years. so we've passed budgets. we've led. mitt romney and i have offered a specific plan to prevent a debt crisis, to save medicare and social security, to create jobs, to get us growing again. it's a five-point
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Sep 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> presidential power. surprise appearance from barack obama at the democratic national convention after bill clinton tries to sell voters on four more years of an obama administration. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >>> isaac's effects. oil from the bp spill is discovered after the storm tears up beaches along the gulf coast. >>> kick-off controversy. the nfl season gets under way last night but a new study reveals the potentially dangerous effects of playing the sport. >> never did i think that my mental or cognitive abilities would be impaired by playing mental or cognitive abilities would be impaired by playing this game. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 6, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the curtain comes down on the democratic national convention today. president obama delivers his acceptance speech tonight in the finale. the president was officially nominated for a second term last night after
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Sep 9, 2012 8:30am PDT
president obama. scott, what did the president have to say? >> pelley: noragreat to be with you this morning. the the president and mr. romney have so many campaign stops in florida and ohio, it almost looks like they're running for governor. but we caught up with the president in st. petersburg, as you said, and one of the things we wanted to ask him about is how things would change in a second obama term. we pointed out to the president, of course, if he is re-elected, it is very likely that john boehner will still be speaker of the house, and paul ryan will still be the chairman of the budget committee. so i wanted to know from the president how they would try to achieve a grand bargain on the budget with all of the players remaining the same. here's a little bit of what the president had to say. if you win, will you be willing to compromise? what are you willing to give in order to complete this grand bargain on the budget that has failed? >> well, keep in mind that the trillion dollars that we cut, you know, was a painful exercise. there are some programs that are worthy, but we
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Sep 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
the first place so i am not sure -- >> you want to give president obama a lot of cover, the economy needs to start recovering before before we make any sacrifices before we ask people to make any sacrifice and i think there the president will be able to if he is reelected to kind of have a simpson-bowles moment and that is what clinton is trying to set him up to do. >> i also thought he gave cover in another way which is to say, there is a lot to be dealt with here, first in the short-term and the long-term, and we don't expect the president to come out and say right now what his negotiating position, what his end point is going to be of the negotiations so everyone should get together and start working on this. so when president obama said he was thinking about naming bill clinton as secretary for explaining stuff, he also meant not quite explaining it when the need arose. >> yes. >> schieffer: peggy, let me just start with you. this week, i mean, you write this column for the wall street journal, many conservatives look to you for advice. i mean you are a leading voice on the righ
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Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
eastern time. tonight, the person who knows president obama best will make the case for a second term. this is michelle obama's night on the stage. we have our campaign 2012 team covering it. first we'll go to norah o'donnell, cohost of "cbs this morning." norah. >> reporter: scott, you know, if mitt romney was trying to make the case that president obama has failed to lead, first lady michelle obama tonight will argue that president obama is the only one who understands the struggles of middle class america. i spoke with several advisors to the obama campaign today who described this as a very personal speech. the first lady will talk about the values and experiences that drive the president every day in the oval office. she's going to remind viewers, of course, of her husband's personal story, growing up with a single mom, being raised by a working grandmother. we told there will be personal anecdotes about their marriage. the first lady will brag about the president in a way that only a spouse can do. she is going to tout a number of accomplishments including a bill that made
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> we will finish what we started. >> we're going to keep president obama on the job. >> campaign 2012, the democratic national convention. from charlotte, north carolina, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is the night president barack obama accepts the democratic nomination for the second term and tries in his acceptance speech to convince voters that he deserves one. joining me in our coverage is bob schieffer up here in the anchor booth, and down on the convention floor, our cbs news campaign 2012 team. bye-bye, this is,sh, the second time mr. obama has accepted the nomination, in 2008 in denver, he was talking about hope and change. this time he's got a very different job to do. >> yeah, he's going to talk about hope and patience. the table has now been set, scott. bill clinton made a great speech last night, but people don't vote for the nominee. tonight we will hear from the guy who is running for the office, and it will be up to him now, to convince the american people that he knows the right way to go. >> pelley: and down on the podium, winding up the crowd ri
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Sep 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> glor: tonight on the road to charlotte, president obama takes es his ma to the democratic national convention through key battleground states and nancy ncydes is with him. the painfully slow recovery from isaac. thousands are still feeling its effects. manual bojorquez is in louisiana. s a football is about to begin without pro refs. tony guida with the tough calls ahead. aheet's see what the correct heswer was. >> glor: and techie toddlers. going digital. how young is too young. >> good job. >> yeah! captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. eveninre was any doubt about the importance of battleground states, just look at the president's agenda. today was the eighth time mr. obama has been to colorado just this year. e campaigns there in advance of vancdemocratic national convention starting tuesday. nancy cordes is in boulder tonight. nancy? >> reporter: jeff, all weekend long and here again in boulder today the president argued that governor romney failed to lay out a clear agenda, a clear asion in his co
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
about michelle obama. she electrified the crowd. michele obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love her >> some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband >> i have seen firsthand that being president does not change to your >> it reveals to your >> she says this president is a man whose upbringing and from the values mean you look out for all americans >> that is why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet >> while the first lady stayed mostly away from politics, the keynote speaker go ride in. he got the crowd fired up when he answered the question, are we better off today than four years ago? >> four years ago america stood on the brink of a depression, despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we have seen 4.5 million new jobs >> tonight president bill clinton will be the star >> they have used wood and we have the clintons, we went >> is expected to share how he got the economy rolling out he could believes t
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Sep 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
policy accomplishiment for the obama administration, and so this is an area where it's not only does the president lead mitt romney on the question of who can handle a crisis, but it also goes to leadership. and one of the questions in this election is which of these two men do you think can be a leader. that's the positive side for the president. the double play side is this looks like he's trading on the blood of men and that he's keepingenning the accomplishment and endangering and changing the culture, that the president and his seam get associated with being too rah-rah-- >> right, but the president didn't write this book. >> he didn't write the book but it comes into the public conversation. joe biden's line,"bin laden is dead, g.m. is alive." bin laden when mentioned and even shown on the screen, the cheers went up like crazy which made some democrats uncomfortable. but the book brings the thing back into conversation, which has political upsides but it also has downsides if terms of looking like the president is trying to take too much credit for this. >> what about that? cle
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. >>> michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. >>> tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. >>> and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >>> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to fl
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> his campaign 2012 and president but obama and vice- president joe biden will accept their nominations tonight. randall pinkston in charlotte north carolina with more on the final night of the democratic national convention. >>> we will hear from joe biden this week to take care of that tonight the president obama will talk about taxes we've seen an excerpt he said voters face a clear choice for a fundamentally different vision where america should go. final day of the democratic convention packed with star power. ♪ >>> they gear up for president obama's to except his nomination >>> he will not get at the ball park >>> the president has a lot to show for his first term as and the show that to voters >>> he must give a complete list of his accomplishments it is an extremely long list >>> president obama expected to focus on the economy vernon blackwell says he deserves more time to help unemployed americans >>> he needs to finish the work that he started >>> campaign advisers say president obama will bring a positive message to the audience and talk specifics about building a stronger
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
be back network for sun's slate of games. >>> president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, their first debate next week. yesterday the candidates were in ohio going head-to-head on such issues like taxes and foreign trade. in an effort to attract working class voters. for romney it's a mission in ohio to make up ground on the president with time running out. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empatheti
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Sep 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> the last word. president obama accepts the democratic nomination and lays out his vision for a second term in the white house. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> while vice president joe biden draws a contrast with the republican ticket. >> you see, you, we, most americans have incredible faith in the decency and hard work of the american people and we know what has made this country. it's the american people. >>> but will more americans go back to work. the government releases the august unemployment report this morning. >>> and standing strong. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords brings the convention crowd to its feet when she delivers the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 7, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. happy friday. good to be with
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Aug 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
right at president obama's supporters of 2008. jan crawford has been traveling with the romney campaign today. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, it was the most important speech of romney's life and it had a clear message to voters disillusioned by the president: it's okay to oake a change. >> the president hasn't disappointed you because he ed you bo, the president has hasappointed america because he hasn't led america in the right sn'tction. >> reporter: making a direct appeal to independents and americans who believe the country on the wrong track, romney repeatedly referred to president obama's 2008 campaign andise of hope and change. >> i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. (cheers and applause) but his promises gave way to disappointment and division. >> reporter: quoting from a 2008 speech by then-candidate obama, romney mocked his expansion ision and offered a different direction. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. (laughter) and to heal the planet. plughter) my promise is to help you and hur family. f rep
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
americans are worse off under president obama. >> simply put, the jimmy carter years looked like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> america is better off today. >>> closing in. a wildfire threatens a southern california community as hundreds of firefighters try to extinguish the flames. >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> and rampage in russia. a man takes a destructive spin through a parking lot in a construction vehicle, and after it's over, he has to deal with some angry eyewitnesses. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. tonight, the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, a state president obama barely carried in 2008. and according to a new poll of north carolina voters, mitt romney now leads the president by four points. during the convention, democrats hope to draw a sharp contrast with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the
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Sep 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama's team should have seen coming but didn't. today as democrats gathered in charlotte for their convention, sh the campaign faces the distraction of trying to set the record straight. nancy cordes is traveling with the president tonight as he surveys the damage from hurricane isaac. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: jim, this is a quick trip for the president, less than three hours. he is touring a damaged neighborhood, meeting with state officials, officials, like governor bobby jindall then it's back to the campaign where the two sides are locked in this vicious debate over whether the economy is on the monday. speaking in toledo, the president told a crowd of autoworkers they were better off thanks to his auto bailout. >> i stood with american workers i stood with american manufacturering, i believed in you i bet on you, i'll make that bet any day of the week. bd because of that bet, three years later that bet has paid if for america! >> reporter: his campaign is doing damage control today after the way some of his top aides and supporters answered a crucial question this wee
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Sep 6, 2012 1:35am PDT
president when he says barack obama and is still immensely the country for four more years. >>> it has been one-quarter of one year since we have had widespread rainfall in the bay a guess what happens tonight? details on how long the west scuffle sit around coming up. a small memorial is growing tonight outside the chp office in martinez as the community mourns a fallen hero. officered canyon young sam died tonight a day after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop. a father of four was 37 years old. the seven year veteran was based on martina's reporter mark sayers is there tonight. >>> well tonight governor brown is offering condolences on behalf of all californians as of the community and the chp how it mourn the loss of one of their own. >>> and his mind sad duty to share in the that the officer has been taken off life-support. >>> a caplan delivered the news to those gathered to honor the chp officer in and what was supposed to be a vigil quickly became a memorial and the chp says he made one final act of public service. titillates i think it is fitting tohis final act of
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Sep 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
president in three swing states. >>> president obama goes on late night television and attacks comments mitt romney made about 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. >> if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> back to school. chicago teachers are heading back to the classroom today after voting to end their first strike in 25 years. >>> a religious scholar unveils evidence that jesus may have had a wife. evidence that jes this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney continues to deal with fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. president obama addressed the issue last night. romney is not backing down. in an interview yesterday, romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> th
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
obama and mitt romney trade jabs over the government's response. >> ditching the evidence. with police in hot pursuit, suspected bank robbers toss cash from their vehicles and hundreds of people are there to scoop it up. re to this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 13, 2012. up. ths th captioning funded by cbs for thursday, september 13, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm terrell brown. another protest outside of the u.s. embassy in egypt turned violent, 24 hours after protesters stormed the embassy in cairo and deadly attack in libya. egyptian riot police fired warning shots and tear gas to push protesters back. many chanted anti-u.s. slogans. president obama called the presidents of egypt and libya last night. the white house thanked the libyan president for cooperation. the investigation is under way for the death of chris stevens, sean smith and two others during state department officers during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. is investigating whether it's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help
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Sep 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
one month to vote on mark lee's future. >>> president obama has as large as lead since early july. the 70 rolling average just shows the president of of 49 to 44 percent lead over republican challenger. upon a policy but polling service has expanded his lead there from 5% response. >>> campania for the sun did president obama stopped at big apple p said in force. this man is a bulldozer over in the key battleground state. president obama's spent the past two days they tried to trade home his point that mitt romney is economic plan is short on details and will hurt the middle class. >>> the key and answer questions about how they would hate for five trillion dollars in new hot tax cuts. into the met trillion dollars in new defense spending. >>> he insists that the middle class will not share the burden >>> country to the what the democrats saying i'm not going to increase the tax burden on middle and class, glass family spirit >>> of campaigns move full speed ahead in august issue of the enthusiasm is high. >>> a president has placed zero hundred and $40 million last month. the fir
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. there just may be no bump to get for either candidate, barack obama may not get one. barack obama also got some bad news today. an abc poll shows that like mitt romney, his unfavor ability rating now are higher than his favorable rating. so both of these candidates have got a little work to do. >> pinkston: thanks, bob. norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning is down on the convention floor, norah. >> reporter: this crowd is shouting barack obama will move this country forward, not back. that is the big challenge for democrats this week. the president has got to win over a majority of americans who still disapprove of the way he is handling the economy. it's not just about convincing voters that the economy is getting better. he has got to address some of the real concerns, anxiety among middle class voters. and that's what first lady michelle obama is going to try to do tonight. >> pinkston: an michelle obama will be coming up portly but first the keynote address by the mayor of san antonio julian castro right after these messages. >> pelley: ,. [ male announcer ] here's a fun fac
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
they want four more years of president obama? we can't afford four more years of president obama! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: romney has based his campaign on the economy, but if ohio, the economic picture has been improving. after hitting a high of 10.6% three years ago, unemployment has been at 7.2% for three straight months. the national average is 8.1%. outside dayton, romney also talked about how his plan to pursue new trade agreements will help people in the state. >> the people in ohio can sell products anywhere in the world, and we can compete with anywhere in the world. i'm not afraid of trading with other nations. i understand that when we trade and when other nations trade on a fair basis we will complete, we will win, we'll raise wages here, we'll create jobs. >> reporter: with the election possibly in the balance in ohio, both sides are campaigning hard. both candidates have been here 13 times this year and they will both be here tomorrow. >> here in ohio we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: they're also flooding the airwaves with televis
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic national convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >>> rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. >>> election violence in canada. quebec's newly elected premier is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. >>> the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september
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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am PDT
willing to speak to police officers. >>> president obama's heading the campaign trail after accepting his nomination for reelection of the democratic national convention. >>> the election four years ago wasn't about me it was about you. my fellow citizens you were the change. >>> forced the ridership mid a bitter campaign appearance at the convention tree to a close. >>> the club was on their feet as president obama to the stage to make it official. >>> i accept your nomination for president of the other states. >>> the selection is in just about and it's a choice. >>> on every issue the choice you base won't just be between two kibitzer to produce it will be the choice between two different paths for america. >>> have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit to pry try another. >>> most sonobuoy norton is a dead end general motors is alive. >>> presence as the selection at the stowe about how a good >>> if you should at home with me us you've tonight for your vote. >>> you never quit and america and you deserve a president who will never quit on you. >>> supporters know that the p
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Sep 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
by one of his predecessors president bill clinton. >>> president obama made a surprise appearance onstage with president clinton at the democratic national convention on wednesday. president obama listen backstage from bill clinton nominated him for a second term. i want to nominate a man who school on the outside who burns for america on the inside. >>> he turned his sights on two more runs in a home run. >>> we left in a total mess. he had been cleaned up fast enough. >>> is the arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on a triple them. >>> president clinton's speech electrified the crowd. >>> he was absolutely bill clinton. >>> cruisers was to be breaking down the stage and setting up at the outdoor bankamerica's stadium but the threat of severe forest convention organizers to hold his speech the change of venue means thousands of ticket holders will be unable to attend. >>> and have to walk along a to see a speed. that's the weather the. >>> campaign officials said the president will lay off its plan for fixing the eco
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband. >>> i've seen firsthand that the president doesn't change to you are. the lease deals to you or. >>> she says this president is a man whose upbringing in family brought values means to look out for all americans. >>> that's what he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. >>> of the first lady stood mostly away from politics keynote speaker at the pool yet castro dove right in. he got the fron hotel fire out. >>> four years ago america stood on the brink of a depression despite an incredible odds. and united republican opposition are president of action. now we have seen 4.5 million new jobs. >>> tonight president know, and will be the start. he's expected to share how he got the economy going. and what he believes president obama can do it as well. >>> when he left office the academy was in a far better condition than when he took office. >>> also today in a row, vote will officially nominate president obama and joe biden. he the president travels
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Sep 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
pouncing that the proof that president obama's policies are working. since then the democrats have regrouped and come out swinging. >>> democrats hope to get back on message when san antonio mayor and first city showboat address delegates here tonight. the first lady gavin of close look at the podium during her walk through monday. while her husband's favorite ability bring stefan during his first term mrs. obama remains a popular. >>> i think she has been an ambassador for her husband. i see them as a team. >>> a man kicked off content coverage of the convention with his address. >>> mean the of the republican have been set up what we been caught by a war room. the going to press coverage is all week trying to counter what here at the convention. >>> can you tell us to else on the agenda today? >>> again that the confirmation of that on and what is not going to be here. we have some of jordan did speaking tonight. he's going to be addressing mitt romney tax returns. former president jimmy carter is going to appear by video. >>> what is the president need to do this week to improve
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Sep 19, 2012 4:30am PDT
white house a new poll shows president obama is gaining ground in free swing states he considered key to his reelection. >>> these numbers come 48 days away from the election and it shows obama is pulling away from romney. most likely to determine the election. according to a poll rummy is losing loved in the states in colorado president obama's now as the lead on romney. energy and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both states to be on the polls margin of error. rummies, knocked off his campaign off at a when the polls showed he had new post touche make up. >>> that was rummy secretly recorded at a fund-raiser and a. he claimed nearly half the americans leave their victims entitled to government support that don't pay for their taxes purely is continuing to defend these comments he says he was talking about winning the election a focus of a 5 percent of voters who are undecided. on a took a few jabs at the blood during a fund-raiser in salt lake city. >>> by virtue of what you put in place we have seen the results over these past four years. those results are not ver
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Sep 2, 2012 7:30am PDT
disappointed in barack obama. they don't say he's a bad guy. it's like from the requested wizard of ozits" when he said, "i'm not a bad man. i'm just a bad wizard." that seems to be what they're saying about barack obama. how do you handle that? >> look, there were three things that you didn't see at the republican convention. you didn't see any new ideas for creating jobs. you didn't see george bush. and you didn't see mitt romney's tax returns. and the fact of the matter is, it was george bush's policy that drove our country into the worst set of problems any president as inherited since franklin delano roosevelt. but facts are facts and we can't deny for 29 months in a row we have seen positive private sect job growth, foreclosures are better than before the president took office. this is hard. these are deep problems. what you're going to see in the next few days here in charlotte, san agenda and a vision for america's future, where our middle class is actually growing, becoming stronger, where we create opportunity. their only idea is ladling on bigger tax breaks for billionair
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> swing state support, a news cbs news poll shows president obama holding a significant lead over mitt romney in three key states. >> road to the future. google paves the way for a car that can drive and park itself. >> i expect self-driving cars will be far more safer. >> immaculate misconception, nfl backs up a controversial decision made by the replacement officials but the call is raising questions about the referee lockout and becoming a campaign issue. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the race for the white house has taken a new turn. less than six weeks before the presidential election president obama is widening his lead over mitt romney. it's estimated 237 are solidly behind president obama or leaning in his direction while 206 votes are in mitt romney's camp. cbs news quinnipiac university "new york times" poll said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
obama will comment at the white house less than an hour from now. we will also bring you that statement live. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell along with charlie rose in new york. for those of you in the west, our coverage of this breaking news story continues. >>> good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, september 12th, 2012. welcome to ""cbs this morning." the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we'll have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >>> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister before the election. >>> in studio 57 this morning, bob woodward. what to expect from apple's iphone announcement today. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. >> four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador after an attack in benghazi. >> storming the consulate under the cover of darkness. >> increased protection for all u.s. interests overseas. >> protesting a fil
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Sep 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president obama or his challenger mitt romney. both were on the campaign trail today in battle ground states. jan crawford has been running a marathon covering the romney campaign. jan. >> reporter: well, chip, it's a big weekend for politics but also for sports. you know, it's the weekend between the democratic and republican conventions and it's the kickoff of college football. so on the campaign trail today we got some of both. >> ohio! >> reporter: ohio has a rich football tradition, but in the election, it will also be a key swing state, so paul ryan on saturday was in columbus, tailgating and cheering his alma mater, miami university of ohio, against rival ohio state. romney drew his own crowd in cincinnati, where he compared president obama's jobs record to that of a losing coach. >> if you have a coach that's zero and 23 million you say it's time to get a new coach. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: since thursday night's acceptance speech, romney has been playing offense touring storm damage in louisiana ahead of president obama, and making campaign stops in ohio and flori
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
also said he had to be careful how to deliver his message to people who voted for president obama in 2008. >> because they voted for him, they don't want to be told that they're wrong, that he's a bad guy, that he's corrupt. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick to respond to the romney tape, calling it shocking. the obama camp issued a statement that said it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation. president obama dealt with a similar situation campaigning in 2008. he was secretly recorded telling donors that many on the right cling to guns and religion. vice presidential candidate paul ryan uses that comment frequently in his campaign appearances. this was in des moines, iowa, on monday. >> this is guilty as charged. >> reporter: romney did not retract anything he said in the video. he does admit it was not elegantly stated. in response, romney said he was speaking off the cuff in response to a question and he said, of course i want to help all americans. all americans have a bright and prosperous future. >> susan,
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Sep 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
election. president obama was hoping for a post convention bounce. but the disappointing unemployment numbers may get in the way of that. both president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail today and up employment remains at the top of the agenda. nancy cordes is traveling with the president in seminole, florida. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, anthony. the president will be campaigning all weekend long in vote rich central florida while governor romney is in virginia. both candidates are talking about that new jobs report. as you might imagine, the two men see it very differently. the president hit the campaign trail with vice president biden and their wives for the first time this campaign season. he told voters in iowa city that the drop in the unemployment rate from 8.3% to 8.1 was a good sign. >> we can do better. we need to create jobs even faster. we need to fill the hole left by this recession. we need to come out of this crisis stronger than we went in. i don't want to get back to where we were in 2007. i want us to do even better. >> ac
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Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the race for the white house. a l candid interview, president obama says he's lost a lot being ircumstat. force oomp, the circumstance, the title, the air force one, all that stuff probably isn't ley: bute sacrifice. >> pelley: but he tells us the one thing that makes the sacrifice worth it. who seeve hartman "on the road" with a chef who serves up a generous portion of kindness. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs eveni this is the "cbs evening news" elley: gott pelley. "patrioty: good evening, "patriots" is the word president obama used to describe the four americans killed in libya as their flag-draped caskets e clinto home late today. the president, secretary of state clinton, and defense secretary panetta were among outs those at joint base andrews outside washington to honor the first u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years. a state department information officer and two former navy seals who had been the ambassador's security detail. iny were killed tuesday in that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. sprey anti-american violence rkrea
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Aug 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. president obama is on his way to north carolina for the democratic national convention. >> with his wife by his side mitt romney thank his supporters at the tampa airport >> florida gave me the votes i needed to become the nominee >> he asked them to recruit disillusioned obama supporters to the rahm ticket >> we want to be held accountable for the promises we made last night and the night before. all right and and i both spoke to the american people about what it said he flew to more wins to visit damage from hurricane isaac >> it draws attention to what is going on here so people around the country know that folks need help >> the obama campaign was also on the road in taking issue with republican speeches in tampa. vice-president joe biden met with workers in the battleground state of ohio. he refuted all rind's claimed that president obama did not keep his promise when did gm plant in his home town shut down >> what he didn't townie tell you is the plan in jamestown actually closed when president bush was still in office >> president obama address troops in help pass the tax is thanking
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Sep 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama but behind most of the swing states scott pelley asked romney in to 960 minutes >>> you are slipping in the polls at this moment republicans are concerned about the campaign >>> actually a where it tied in the polls we're within the margin of error it bounces around day to day, >>> number one issue remains the economy on face the nation former president bill clinton defended the obama administration's economic plan >>> more likely to produce broadbased prosperity than romney's plan people will see that unless they believe that somehow magically somebody can rest back to full employment in four years. >>> the democrats continue to go after run a clamming his plan lacks specifics >>> that not offer specifics out to lift up the country >>>. republican committee fired back at some republicans >>> we are the only ones talking about how to save medicare the president rated medicare we have specifics coming out of our eyeballs >>> both camps expect to bring specifics to the voters dru levenson cbs news >>> you can see all of mitt romney's interview on 60 minutes also tonight steve
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Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, president obama be thanked the president of yemen for condemning this embassy attack, but he told the president of egypt that the embassy there needs to be better protected. all of this, of course, comes a day after the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a fiery assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. our team of correspondents is covering every angle of this story, and we begin in benghazi where charlie d'agata made it inside the american consulate where the americans died. >> reporter: the attackers made sure there was nothing left. every single room in every single building on this compound looks like this-- torched and ransacked. no place was safe and there is nowhere to hide. a young neighbor zahi braham najem, showed us around the ruins. he used to visit the consulate often before it was destroyed. >> they burn everything, they steal everything, and they broke the dishes. >> reporter: the people in the neighborhood we spoke to said it wasn't clear who was behind the attack. a libyan security guard who tried to defend the compound but
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
house, today is expected to be a quiet date for both president obama and mitt romney. neither candidate has any public events planned. behind the scenes, they're cramming for their first debate. chip reid is traveling with the romney campaign in boston. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. this debate is huge for both candidates. some republican strategists say if does not do well in this, it could be downhill from there. and president obama's advisors are very worried he could make a mistake giving mitt romney the opportunity he needs. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like he does plays a lower tax rate than a cop or teacher who makes $50,000. >> at campaign appearances friday, president obama and mitt romney seemed to be previewing next wednesday's debate when the battle over taxes is expected to take center stage. romney say ts he'll hold the president accountable for misrepresenting his record. >> i will not raise taxes on middle income americans! >> reporter: the stakes in the debate are so high that both candidates will soon retre
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
who might have been offended ". more of that interview is on our website. president obama is defending himself against republican claims that the country is still headed downhill. the next few days will be all about the next four years in pushing for four more. >> charlotte is throwing a big party. before the democrats get down to business. actor and singer jeff bridges entertained the crowd at carolina fest and thousands of people collected pins t-shirts and other souvenirs celebration >> i think it is a great opportunity for people to come out and be together. >> democrats like kurt clay are having fun but also eager for the convention to begin. >> this is a magical moment not just for the african-american community but for all of america. i believe what the president has done for us has put us on the right path. >> north carolina is struggling with unemployment well above 9%. as president obama makes his way here he is on the defensive about the economy in toledo, the president rejected republican claims that the country is not better off than when he took office >> i bet you, i mak
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Sep 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
video, romney sa president obama's base of voters believes they are victims who are entitled to government help. he said as a candidate he's not worried about them. >> the obama campaign jumped on the statement calling it shocking. this morning, romney said the wording was bad, but not the message. jim crawford is covering the romney campaign and is in los angeles this morning. jan, good morning. >> good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. romney will be leaving here in about an hour, heading to utah for a fund-raiser. the video posted online by mother jones is proving to be a distraction for a campaign about jobs. >> it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speak off the cuff in response to a question and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way than i did in a setting like that. >> romney appeared late monday at a hastily arranged news conference, addressing a video that surfaced of him earlier in the year the a fund-raiser. at event last may, romney was making a point that nearly half of all americans pay no federal income
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
condolences to the families of those killed and then he criticized president obama in the midst of the unfolding international crisis. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statement sympathizing with those who breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions >> romney said instead of speaking out forcefully against the initial breach, he seemed to sympathize with the attacks by issuing a statement he called a can to an apology. in an interview with cbs news president obama said ann romney did not have his facts right. >> there is a broader lesson to be learned here. governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and eighth and later and as president one of the things i've learned is that you cannot do that >> when asked if the remark was irresponsible, the president said he would let the american people be the judge of that. you can see more of this interview with president obama tonight on the cbs evening news right after this newscast. we have continuing coverage on the ambassador killed on air and on line, you can find the latest on cbssf.com. our ex
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Sep 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
republican rival to task on medicare mitt romney admit it sees when the key parts of obama care. >>> we had severely clear skies that sets the trend things will warm up this week. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> campaign 2012 president obama took on his apartment over the issue of medicare running out campaigning and weighs in on health care and tax plans. more on the presidential race >>> president obama continued his torrid through florida sunday one supporter swept the president of his feet. obama made a promise to the state seniors >>> i want you to know florida i will never turn medicaid into a voucher system >>> the president launched a new medicare offensive sang mitt romney's plan would give money back to insurance companies and bankrupt the entitlement. >>> your cost would rise by the thousands of their profits will rise by billions >>> mitt romney to the day off from campaigning and attended church service he clarified he would keep parts of the president's affordable care act >>> there are a number of things i like in health care reform i would put in place when that pre-existing conditions
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Sep 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
presidential race it appears president obama has momentum and the lead in the polls coming out of the democratic convention gallops 7 day average shows the president with a five point lead over mitt romney. the president's largest lead since early july. with the conventions behind us, the president and the challenger have sharpened their attacks and focus on the middle-class. jan crawford with more. >>> the could not answer questions of they would pay five trillion dollars in new tax cuts and two trillion dollars in defense spending without raising taxes on middle-class >>> a theme the president and vice-president are hammering in all heil another key state joe biden question romney's priorities >>> given these massive tax cuts what happens yet to make it somewhere you've got it and guess who? you. >>> the obama campaign tries to but romney is out of touch and in the pocket of big business but in an interview romney offered a forceful defense >>> contrary to what the democrats say a will not increase the tax burden on the metal " class >>> and accusing democrats of playing politics he
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. obama's added her husband is a man weekend press to revive the nation's weak economy as president reporter chris lee with house she also drew a contrast between the president and the army. did waves and is still really early but it may be that the candidates wives who really still in the shell of the conventions and romney of course last week in tampa and tonight the first lady getting a huge response from the crowd, message that the obama's are regular people who are trying to do extraordinary things. >>> saw folks thought she says michele. >>> i like before moving to washington was fills it with simple joys. saturday is a soccer games, sundays at grandma's house, and they did night for brocken me with either dinner or a movie because as an exhausted mom i couldn't stay awake for both. the furs later reminded an enthusiastic and welcoming crowd that she and her husband came from humble beginnings. >>> he was still the guy who picks me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out i could actually see the pavements going by in a hole in the passenger's side door. but more impor
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
campaign with a new message, with the hope and change that barack obama had four years ago has left people disappointed. mitt romney and paul ryan spent their time saturday in ohio and florida. their post-convention campaigning coinciding can college football tailgating. something both men took advantage of. ryan visited with ohio state fans and romney used a sport analogy to criticize the president. >> 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or are underemployed. if you have a coach that is zero and 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: romney tried out that line in both states as he worked to build on a theme of disappointment. >> it's been a bad, disappointing four years. for that reason, people in ohio, even those who like him a lot, say he wasn't up to the job. >> reporter: it's too soon to tell how much or how little the convention effected romney's standing in the polls. so far the data suggests the republican may have only gotten a small bump but some conservatives are critical saying romney's speech in tampa lacked specifics on
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
was sharing with an annual sun. >>> the move scuttles shows president obama's with his largest since early july in his reelection bid. the 70 rolling average showing the president has a 49 to 40% over mitt romney. the public policy: survey shows that the president has expanded his lead in ohio to five percentage points. >>> campaigning in florida sunday can't president obama stops at the gap he said in corpus and ended up getting more than justified. >>> he is a cut in key battleground state. >>> he's president obama spent the past two days to try to drive home his point that mitt romney economic plan is short on details that will hurt the middle class. >>> the call and answer questions about how they pay for five trillion dollars in tax cuts and two trillion dollars in new defense spending. romney most of which group also close for this tax cut. >>> contract with the democrats are saying i'm not going to increase the tax wouldn't on incoming families. >>> an addition to the race for voters as the race for cash. the campaigns move full speed ahead in august. >>> the present is $140 m
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> candid conversation. president obama and mitt romney battle over taxes in separate interviews for "60 minutes." >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy, and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >> i'll not raise taxes on middle income folks. i'll not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. >>> imposter in the air. a man claiming to be an airline pilot is accused of flying in the cockpit of a passenger jet. >>> heavy heart. nfl player shines on the field just hours after losing a family member. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 24, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is in colorado today and begins a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he's cutting down on fundraising and spending more time with voters. he admits he's slipping behind the president in several key swing states. today in ohio the obama campaign unleashes a campaign ad targeting romney's comments about americans who don't pay taxes. last night president obama and mitt romney made their case. susan mcginni
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